Brad Kirby

Brad Kirby

Brad leads the coffee roasting operations for Stockton Graham & Company and serves as Director of Coffee & Coffee Operations. As Director of Coffee, he leads green coffee buying, serves as our roastmaster and manages day-to-day coffee production for our customers. In addition, Brad manages the equipment and facility maintenance, tracks coffee related inventories, assists with purchases, manages daily roast batch quality control, and coordinates shipping and receiving functions. He is known for his quality roasting and utilizing cuppings to ensure the highest quality of coffee. 

Prior to his promotion in June 2016, Brad was Head Roaster for the company, a position he had held since 2003. In this position, Brad wore many hats from roasting and equipment maintenance to running aspects of shipping and receiving.

While working here, Brad has served as a US Barista Championship Volunteer, South East Regional Barista Championship Instructor, Volunteer and Judge, SGC Certified Equipment Cleaning & Maintenance Instructor, and is a Factory Trained Equipment Tech (La Marzocco, Franke, Astoria, Rancilio, Fetco). With the SCAA, he has been a Workshop Volunteer (Gold Cup Certification labs, Brewing and Grinding labs), completed both Beginner and Intermediate SCAA Barista Classes and passed SCAA Sensory Skills Test. He is also a Roasters Guild Member.

Brad worked in the wine industry before seguing into coffee in 2003. In his spare time, Brad enjoys gardening, surfing, kayaking and sailing.

Favorite Coffee: Any African coffees. “I find them to be the tastiest. I think that Single Cup Brewing is the best way to brew this coffee because it’s the best way to represent the flavor profile and control the brewing parameters.”